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Edna  Navratil

Lorney VanGerpen
Joseph Sparks
Daniel Sparks
Andrew Sparks
Ben Sparks
Justin Lippert
Larry Navratil
Edna Navratil was born on Monday, May 2, 1921 on a farm near Tabor, South Dakota to Emil A. and Otilia (Totusek) Peska. She was united in marriage to Joseph F. Navratil, Jr. on October 7, 1938 at Yankton, South Dakota. They farmed southeast of Tyndall for 37 years and she moved to Tyndall in 1978. While on the farm, Edna grew watermelons and raised chickens, ducks and geese. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery and was a good cook and baker. Her other favorite pastimes included fishing, playing bingo, and dancing to Czech music. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Yankton and a past member of the Tabor Czech Heritage Society. In 2002, she moved to the Springfield Assisted Living Center and earlier this year she moved to the Avera Yankton Care Center. Edna passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010, having attained the age of 89 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Edna is survived by two daughters: Marge (Earl) Sparks of rural Yankton and JoAnn Neuhalfen of rural Hemlock, Michigan; ten grandchildren: Joseph (Kelly) Sparks, Daniel (Robin) Sparks, Andrea (Craig) Letzkus, Shannon (Brett) Todd, Betty Jo Lippert, Larry (Angie) Navratil, Dawn (Steve) Hartlaub, Hollly (Gregg) Haan, Jeffrey Frigge and Brian Lansdowne; sixteen great-grandchildren: Andrew and Amanda Sparks, Tessa and Ben Sparks, Shauna and Justin Lippert, Sierra, Sage and Logan Hartlaub, Allie and Jordan Haan, Kylie, Vannesa, Amy, Jillian, and JosLynn Navratil; two great-great-grandchildren: Ella and Lauren Todd; a nephew, Gene Peska and a niece, Diane Avery.
In addition to her parents, Emil and Otilia Peska, Edna was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Peska, her husband, Joseph F. Navratil, Jr. in 1974, two children, Joseph L. Navratil and Irene Frigge, both in 2003,  and a son-in-law, Orville Neuhalfen in 1974.

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